Wisner Expedition Technical 4X5 Camera with 150mm + 210mm Lenses + Holders


One of the most advanced wooden field cameras ever designed, made in Marion, MA. Amazing craftsmanship and all the movements you can dream of. Hand-crafted to perfection, made of American Cherry wood and finished in shellac. This is the expedition version of the Wisner Technical camera, with a reduced weight of 4.6LBS, making it one of the lightest fully featured field cameras available. This camera is from the heyday of late 90's Wisner camera production. Super tight tolerances that defy belief. All movements are smooth and precise. The Wisner Technical camera model has all the trademark features, such as rear rise, yaw free rear geared tilt (no need to refocus when tilting) and a massive bellows draw (on a 3 segment extension bed). This camera is a wonder and marvel of modern engineering, with beautiful wood and metal work (metal hardware is made anodized aluminum), amazing finish and looks. It offers massive movements, with classic Wisner finesse and smoothness.


• Wisner Expedition Technical 4X5 camera
• Nikon Nikkor-W MC 150mm F5.6 lens
• Schneider Xenar MC 210mm F6.1 lens
• Three 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)
• Original Wisner ground glass protector

Camera Features:

• Ultralight construction (~4.6lbs)
• Front movements include swing, rise and tilt
• Rear movements include swing, rise and geared tilt
• Massive bellows draw (360mm+)
• Camera uses common, easy-to-find, 4X4 lens boards
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

• This camera is very lightly used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera is in very good shape and shows minor signs of use
• All of the wood and hardware finish is original and intact (shows all of its original shine)
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works perfectly
• Original ground glass is clean and clear (ask us about upgrading to a super bright • Beattie interscreen fesnel/ground glass combo for $150)

Nikon Nikkor-W MC 150mm F5.6:

• One of the best 150mm lenses in its class
• 150mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Features modern Nikon multi-coating
• Clean glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Includes both original caps

Schneider Xenar 210mm F6.1:

• 210mm is a tele/portrait-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to an 85mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Clean, multi-coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Includes a generic front cap and an original rear cap

Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.